Mandatory minimum sentences are a critical tool in persuading defendants to cooperate, thereby enabling law enforcement to dismantle large drug organizations and violent gangs.2. Derek Khannain is crowd-sourcing a list of Disney works created from the public domain. The existing list contains the revenues from the Disney works. Khannain believes the information is important for Congress to appreciate the long-term costs associated with extending copyright terms. (h/t Above the Law.) 3. Do you resent the idea of not spending your afterlife with your beloved pet? Virginia's got your back. A proposed bill would allow for the burial of companion animals in a separate section of a cemetery. Currently, cemeteries are relegated to human remains by law in Virginia, but this bill would open the door for spot to join you in your eternal resting place. 4. Carolyn Elefant wonders whether lawyers can learn a lesson from Uber. Consider the things people usually dislike about lawyers and make them your strengths. She suggests, for example, having a wifi password prominently displayed while the client waits for you. Please also take note of our subreddit at reddit.com/r/thelawreview. Feel free to submit stories there or vote on the stories you'd like to hear us discuss that day. You can also email us at podcast /at fastcase /dot com. Thanks for listening!
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